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Our Vision and Mission


The School of Social Work will advance social, environmental, and economic justice, promote equity and equality, alleviate oppression, and enhance human health and well-being across local and global community systems.


The School of Social Work provides exemplary education, applied research, and transformative outreach toward the accomplishment of our Vision.

History and Philosophy

Our Core Values and Principles

Learn more about how our core values and philosophy inform our work.

Employee Committee Assignments and Organizational Chart

The employees of the School of Social work serve on committees that advance initiatives to help continually improve learning outcomes for students and the experiences of school employees. Explore the school’s structure in the organizational chart, the members of each committee, and how committees serve the school.

social work students studying on the lawn in front of the education building under pink flowering crabapple trees

Our Commitment Diversity

The School of Social Work’s Committee for Social Justice promotes social justice and social change by engaging scholarship, teaching, and community service that seek to understand, celebrate, and embrace diversity.

diversity and human rights committee 2018-19

Get Involved Student Organizations

Our student clubs and groups are a great way to meet new friends, make a difference in the community, and find professional development experiences.

Students in a classroom

School of Social Work News

Read about all the great things happening in the School of Social Work.

Council on Social Work Education

All Council on Social Work Education accredited programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. Click the link below to learn more and view our CSWE competencies.

School of Social Work Advisory Board

Providing a bridge between the School and the professional social work community and alumni, the advisory board functions as a professional resource to students and faculty. The board also assists in maintaining high standards for our programs through involvement in curriculum overview, student practicum, community networking, and as a resource for research and engagement partnerships.